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A Note from Kathy’s Brother

A Note from Kathy’s Brother

I am the younger brother of Kathy Scharbarth. When my sister was murdered there was a domino effect that had been set into place. All of a sudden my family was struck with mourning the loss of a loved one, custody issues over my niece, psychological challenges,...

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Silver Lining Spotlight: Family 3

Silver Lining Spotlight: Family 3

Note: Kathy’s Legacy does not share photos of the children's faces or use their real names. Names have been changed to protect their privacy. In August 2017, Kelly, at the time age 9 and Joey age 8, were eating breakfast when their mother’s boyfriend, came running...

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Silver Lining Spotlight: Family 2

Silver Lining Spotlight: Family 2

Note: Kathy’s Legacy does not share photos of the children's faces or use their real names. Names have been changed to protect their privacy. A couple of years ago, Marguerite, a fearful mother of two sons, ages 10 and 5, called the police department requesting...

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Silver Lining Spotlight: Our First Family

Silver Lining Spotlight: Our First Family

Note: Kathy’s Legacy does not share photos of the children's faces or use their real names. Names have been changed to protect their privacy. 6 years ago, Lauren, Julia and Sara’s mother agreed to go shopping with her estranged husband to choose Christmas presents for...

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Healing Through Art

Healing Through Art

Healing Through Art This young artist is a nine-year-old Silver Lining child. Her mother was stabbed to death in front of her and her younger sister. As a result, her artwork had been related to the trauma that she witnessed. Happily, she has gone from drawing knives...

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A Letter from Melissa Scharbarth

A Letter from Melissa Scharbarth

A powerful letter written by Kathy’s sister Melissa. It illustrates the pain, heartache and struggle that the families of domestic violence homicide endure but a reminder that there can be hope in times of darkness. This message is especially meaningful during this...

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